* Active community involvement. Many current Gramps users contribute reports, suggestions, and feedback to the developers through
various public mailing lists. The program is only a few years old and already has wide capabilities and features.
* Active development effort. New versions already in testing use an advanced database design that guarantee very fast access to many thousands of entries in the database. Other new features are being designed and coordinated by several active developers. Many additional participants assist through the mailing lists. Group effort shapes and tests Gramps constantly improving functionality and usability.
* Portable. Gramps is written in a computer language called Python using GTK and GNOME libraries. While only well supported in certain Unix and Linux environments, these are multi-platform development libraries, meaning that Gramps can be ported to any platform the required libraries are ported to.
* Free Software/Open Source development model means Gramps can be extended by any programmer since all of the source code is freely available under its license.
* Gramps is freely
distributable under the GPL!